March 2020 at Trinity

March 2 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

March 8 Martha’s Table Snack Making Sunday
March 8 Executive Council

11:45 a.m.

March 10 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

Finding Dorothy, by Elizabeth Letts
March 21 Christ House
March 16 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

March 21 Christ House
March 28 Good Works Day

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

See details below.
March 29 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

March 30 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Support our Preschool while eating at Chipotle on Wednesday, March 4. Visit the restaurant at 6707 Old Dominion Dr. in McLean between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tell them you are supporting the cause and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Trinity Preschool of McLean.


Spring Good Works Day

Saturday, March 28

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Trustees and Church & Society will host Trinity’s Spring Good Works Day on March 28, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by a BBQ chicken lunch. Trustees will have the tools and supplies for helpers of all ability levels to work on inside and outside projects around the campus including the Fellowship Building and Trinity House. Drop in when you are able and join your friends for a morning of service that will enhance our campus and serve our neighbors, then stay for BBQ and fellowship. For more information please contact Wayne Detwiler for trustee projects (wdetwiler@trideum.com); William Liu for Church and Society projects (williamliu@att.net); and Reba Page for Trinity Cooks Crew (pagerann@hotmail.com).

February 2020 at Trinity

Finance Update: 2019 Contribution statements were mailed on Friday, January 31, 2020. The 2020 offering envelopes will arrive by mid-February. Please pick up your box from the Narthex or Fellowship Lobby. Or, easily and securely sign-up for electronic giving through our app or umtrinity.org/give.

Feb. 3 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Feb. 9 Martha’s Table Snack Making Sunday
Feb. 11 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

Morning Star, by Ann Hood
Feb. 15 Christ House
Feb. 16 Trustees

11:30 a.m.

Feb. 17 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Feb. 23 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

Feb. 23 3rd Grade Bibles If your 3rd grader will be present to receive a Bible, Please contact
hlatta@umtrinity.org .
Feb. 25 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

5 –7 p.m.

See graphic above for details
Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday worship

12 & 7 p.m.

 

 

January 2020 at Trinity

Get Involved at Trinity

Want to be more involved? Trinity Church is always in need of more volunteers. To sign up or learn more about these ministries, please contact the people listed:

Acolytes, Crucifers and Langley Bell Ringers (for children in 2nd – 12th grade)

bit.ly/trinityacb

Adult Choirs: Jerry Rich

Children’s Choir: Michelle Zenk

Children’s Sunday School Teachers: Melissa Harris

Greeters & Fellowship at 8:30: Karen Taylor

Greeters & Fellowship at 10:30: Kathy Maher

Ushers at 10:30: Vinnie & Sandy DeMicco

For other opportunities, please speak with one of the pastors.

Jan. 1 Office Closed  
Jan. 7 Staff Parish Relations Committee

7 p.m.

Jan. 12 Martha’s Table Snack Making Sunday
Jan. 14 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

America’s First Daughter, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoi
Jan. 15 Preschool Parenting Hour

9:30 a.m

Jan. 15 Staff Parish Relations Committee

7 p.m.

Jan. 18 Christ House  
Jan. 20 Office Closed  
Jan. 21 Celebration of Life: Len Holmberg

10 a.m.

Jan. 26 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

 
Jan. 30 Lunch & Learn for
Seniors

11 a.m.

See graphic below

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

By Keith Lee, Associate Pastor

On November 21, a new film about Fred Rogers, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, debuted. As you know he’s the famous Mr. Rogers in the neighborhood. His show ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001. When his family bought a TV, he was won over. He wanted to use this new technology to communicate, so when he graduated from college he worked for NBC as an assistant producer and a floor director on various shows. He quit working for NBC because he didn’t approve of the channel using children in advertisements.

Soon he was working for a local public station in Pittsburgh on a show called The Children’s Corner. This eventually led him to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I’m sure his movie will give more insight and information about his life and mission. But here are some of his core beliefs that were part and parcel to his work.

First, he cared about the vulnerable which led him to children’s TV. He thought children didn’t know how to protect themselves and didn’t know how to filter harmful influences that were in media and society. Furthermore, he was appalled by the low quality of children’s programs during the early days of television. On one occasion, a pie was thrown at a man to make children laugh. He was upset that this was the level of children’s entertainment. He wanted something better for them.

Second, he believed in encouraging children. Anything that devalued children or one’s neighbors, including hyper consumerism or school pressure into early childhood, was concerning to Rogers.

Third, Rogers wanted to be authentic when he was being filmed. He said, “One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self. I also believe that kids can spot a phony a mile away.” He made sure he was same on and off camera.

These core beliefs were not random, but were formed by his theology. When he was working in Pittsburgh he went to a local seminary during his lunch breaks and received a Master of Divinity degree. When he graduated and was ordained, the Presbyterian Church USA commissioned him to minister to children through TV.

His work and mission were based on his theology and love for children. He wanted to be a minister through this new medium. The greeting, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” was an extension of God’s commandment to love our neighbors.

The new film hopefully reminds us to practice our theology so that we are authentic caring neighbors to those around us. I pray your presence during the holidays continues to invite, “Won’t you be my neighbor,” declaring “I always wanted a neighbor just like you” to whoever you meet.

 

December 2019

Dec. 2 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

 
Dec. 8 The First Christmas

10:30 a.m.

A Christmas Pageant Presented by Trinity Trebles
Dec. 8 Martha’s Table Snack Making Sunday
Dec. 12 Preschool Parenting Hour

9:30 a.m

Dec. 15 Lessons & Carols

10:30a .m.

 
Dec. 15 Youth Choir

11:30 a.m.

Meets in the Chapel for grades 7 –12
Dec. 15 Trustees Meeting

11:30 a.m.

Meet in Room 402
Dec. 16 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

 
Dec. 18 Blue Christmas

7 p.m.

A service of remembrance
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

Worship at 5, 8 & 10 p.m.

Dec. 24—26 Office Closed  
Dec. 29 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

 
Dec. 31 Office closes at 12 p.m.  
Jan. 1 Office Closed  

Read the latest news from long-time Trinity member and missionary, Betty Lou Bennett and her husband, Al. Betty Lou is the daughter of Louisa Arnold, for whom the Arnold Library was named.

 

A Chance to Feed Others

By Eileen Gilmer, Associate Pastor

How is it already November? I know I ask myself this question each year. As we move closer to Advent, I have a great opportunity for you, your family and even your friends. In this busy time of year, I hope you’ll find space in your schedule to take part.

Trinity Church is proud to again take part in Rise Against Hunger. (You may remember the organization’s former name: Stop Hunger Now.) This is a wonderful project that helps feed the hungry across the globe. Families are welcome to attend. (Children should be ages four and up.) It’s a good opportunity for multi-generational service. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that helps impoverished people throughout the world. They are committed to ending world hunger by 2030 by supplying meals as well as through sustainability efforts. The meals we will make at our event will go to feed those in hospitals in Yemen.

We are aiming to make 300,000 meals at our McLean event. It’s a lofty goal, for certain. We’ve done this before, and I have no doubt we can do it again. At the end of the day, this will bring the total number of meals packaged by the McLean community to more than 2 million since 2010.

Rise Against Hunger

Saturday, November 2

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

Shifts start at 8:00 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

If you can’t make it but want to help, you can sponsor meals. In fact, you can sponsor 100 meals for just $31. No gift is too small.

Donations and registration are at http://bit.ly/feed2019.

Come join people from all over our community to help.

I’ll see you at church!

 

November 2019 at Trinity

Nov. 3 Charge Conference

3 p.m.

Mt. Olivet UMC, 1500 N Glebe Rd., Arlington

 

According to A Dictionary for United Methodists by Alan Waltz, “The charge conference is the basic governing body of each United Methodist local church and is composed of all members of the church council. The charge conference must meet at least once per year. The charge conference directs the work of the church and gives general oversight to the church council, reviews and evaluates the mission and ministry of the church, sets salaries for the pastor and staff, elects the members of the church council, and recommends candidates for ordained ministry.”
Nov. 4 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Nov. 10 Town Hall Meeting

11:30 a.m.

Nov. 10 Martha’s Table Snack Making Sunday
Nov. 11 Office Closed
Nov. 12 Book Chat

6:30 p.m.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Nov. 16 Christ House
Nov. 17 Thanksgiving Feast

11:30 a.m.

See below for more or RSVP at umtrinity.org and look for Thanksgiving Potluck under Get-Involved
Nov. 17 Celebration of Life: Shirley Paul

2 p.m.

Nov. 18 Crafts for a Cause

7 p.m.

Nov. 19 Trustees Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 20 Preschool Parenting Hour

9:30 a.m.

Nov. 24 Coffee with the Pastors

9:30 a.m.

Nov. 24 Craft Bazaar begins See below for more or visit umtrinity.org and look for Crafts for a Cause under Get-Involved
Nov 24 Staff Parish Relations Committee

11:30 a.m.

Nov. 24 Celtic Service

5 p.m.

Nov. 26 Christmas Trees Arrive
Nov. 29 Christmas Tree Sales begin See below for or visit umtrinity.org and look for Christmas Tree Sales under Get-Involved

Begins Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. Sales benefit Trinity’s Youth Group & Boy Scout Troop 869.